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She Found Family Promise by Accident. Now She’s a Board Member Changing Lives.

February 2, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

In honor of Black History Month, Family Promise is spotlighting Black Family Promise staff members, board members, volunteers, and clergy who are making an impact in their respective communities. — Ariffa Bevin found Family Promise by accident. Five years ago, she was walking to the cafeteria at work when she …
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Three Reasons Why People Fall into Homelessness

January 12, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

For those of us who have never experienced homelessness, it is easy to assume homelessness is a choice. The truth is: the reasons why people fall into homelessness are complex. Rarely does someone choose to give up the safety, comfort, and stability a home provides. With that said, here are …
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Long-Time Volunteer Shares Why She Gives Back

December 14, 2021 | Voices of Family Promise

One of the things Nancy Caputo likes about volunteering with Family Promise Union County is the ripple effect it has on people’s desire to give back. She recalls the time a volunteer purchased items to fill a school backpack and was surprised to see how quickly the charges added up. …
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Legacy Society: Making Tomorrow’s Dreams Possible

July 12, 2021 | Voices of Family Promise

When Susan first learned of Family Promise, she was struck by their holistic, family-first approach to putting families in crisis on the path to independence. “I loved how Family Promise was helping families in my community get back on their feet,” she recalls. After volunteering locally for many years, Susan …
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Why I Give: Walt Griffith

Family Promise volunteer Walt Griffith tells a Christmas Eve story that sounds vaguely familiar. It was 1979 and he was a minister in upstate New York. After the Christmas Eve service, he and his family piled into the car and headed out of town for the holiday. A snowstorm forced …
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Claas Ehlers, Family Promise CEO, Featured on Charity Charge Show

June 17, 2021 | Voices of Family Promise

Recently, Family Promise CEO, Claas Ehlers, was interviewed by Stephen Garten, founder of Charity Charge on their podcast The Charity Charge Show. Read more about the episode here. You can listen to the full episode here:  
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Claas Ehlers: To Fight Family Homelessness, HUD Must Count It Correctly

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of the Family Promise network and individuals working to serve families experiencing homelessness to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness. These writers are true thought leaders, using their skills and …
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Securing Documentation and Finding Stability 

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of the Family Promise network and individuals working to serve families experiencing homelessness to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness. These writers are true thought leaders, using their skills and …
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Family Promise Volunteer Honored by Points of Light

April 7, 2021 | Voices of Family Promise

This post is an excerpt from an article originally published by Points of Light. Bob Allmand, a volunteer at our Affiliate in Ambler, PA,  was recently honored as a Daily Point of Light Awardee.  You can view the original version of the article here. FINDING GRACE IN BEING HANDY FOR …
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Why I Give: Cyndee Albertson, Executive Director, Family Promise of Orange County, CA

“If you really want something, you do what it takes,” says Cyndee Albertson. That’s her philosophy in life, and it’s also applicable in her role as executive director at Family Promise of Orange County in Orange, CA. Albertson knows the hard work of turning dreams into reality. One of four …
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Family Promise Volunteers Share Their Favorite Memories

March 12, 2021 | Voices of Family Promise

Every year, Family Promise works with amazing volunteers across the nation, reaching 200,000 volunteers in 2019 alone. We asked our Facebook and LinkedIn followers to share their favorite memories of volunteering with Family Promise. Here are some of the responses: “The overnight shift at my church. A young mother was …
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Family Promise of the South Bay: “How Many People Are Out There in the Same Situation – Possibly One Paycheck Away From Ending Up Homeless?”

March 4, 2021 | Voices of Family Promise

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of the Family Promise network and individuals working to serve families experiencing homelessness to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness. These contributors are true thought leaders, using their skills and …
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